Mama & Baby Yoga Amsterdam Zuid 👶
for moms, dads, nannies, grandparents and babies age 0 to 4
Have you just got your baby and would like to get back on the mat but you don’t always have someone to take care of your little one? This class is just what you have been looking for!
Kasia will take you through a dynamic yoga sequence while your little one is lying next to you. We will let our mini yogis sleep, play or crawl around if they wish to do so, while we continue with the practice.
You will not only get back your strength and flexibility, but also calmness and clarity of mind thanks to working with ujjayi breath (‘one breath one movement’). And by focusing on mula bandha, you will strengthen your pelvic floor muscles – an important one after giving birth!
Kasia will share with you a sequence based on her own Ashtanga practice.. It can be challenging at times, yet also giving lots of energy back – something we strive for while being young parents...
As it will be an online class with live streaming, we will start with a quick check-in. Please mention any possible postpartum conditions if those exist, so she can address it during the class. At the end of the class we will also come together so Kasia can answer any questions you may have about the class, or about your home practice. She will share with you what she has learned so far as a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner, a teacher, and a mom of Lily (3,5 years old) and Miko (born July 2019).
Some additional info/tips
• To join this class you should be at least 6 weeks postpartum after natural birth, 10 weeks after C-section.
• If your baby is sleeping, or you happen to have someone to watch them, you are more than welcome to join anyway! We love getting babies together, even if only via live streaming, but most of all - we want to create space for you moms to move, breathe and connect.
• It always works best if your baby is fed short before, so they are either their happy content selves, or simply fall asleep while listening to you breathing and watching you move on the mat.
• For babies that do not crawl, best it to set up a place next to you on a couple of blankets so they can be close yet not on your mat. If they get bored half way through and not sleeping, it helps to have another spot for them prepared closeby, e.g. a baby gym, or a baby bouncer (wipstoel).
• For crawlers, make sure you have some toys at hand that can keep them busy.
• If your baby uses a pacifier, have one next to you as well.
• If you need to pick up your baby, feed them, or put them sleep - that's all perfectly fine! When we practice at home alone we can break our practice when our babies need us. It should be the same here.
• Step away from your mat when needed, and come back to us when you and your baby are up for some yoga again. Be easy on yourself - it's about being together, sharing the journey that we are all on right now, as mothers, especially in the times of staying at home not necessarily by our own choice..
Hope to see you and your little one with us soon!
Kasia discovered yoga while working as a project manager in Amsterdam. She quickly got hooked, followed her first teacher training in Ashtanga in 2015 and started to share this beautiful practice with others herself. Coming to the mat every day is what brings her energy, grounds her and keeps her sane. It is also what helped her throughout her pregnancy, labor, and changes that came after. The impact of yoga on that life changing journey was so amazing that she decided to take Pregnancy yoga teacher training with Birthlight and HypnoBirthing Practitioner training with the HypnoBirthing™ Institute. Now she is sharing with others what gave her strength throughout that special time as well.